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saeyed 12-23-2010 04:09 AM

Pathway towards Cardiac Surgery?
 
What's the way to get to cardiac surgery in u.s for IMG...I know first step is USMLE step 1 then what? please tell me the exact path (each and every step no matter how insignificant it may seem) plus the minimum scores required in all exams..plus a personal comment whether this aim is difficult or not to achieve? thank you!!

Sabio 12-23-2010 06:49 PM

Cardiothoracic Fellowship
 
Cardiothoracic or officially known as Thoracic Surgery is available in USA in the form of a 2 year fellowship that you can do after you finish your categorical surgical residency.

This is the only way you can get into it.

Once you get a surgery residency then thoracic surgery is not impossible though very difficult to get.

To get into surgical residency you need above 95 scores in USMLE + USCE + preferably research experience in surgery.




saeyed 12-24-2010 09:31 PM

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thanks for the reply...but what is usce and where to get surgical experience..arnt we the fresh graduates...doing electives in your medical school in cariology helpful for this cause?whats are the other ways to gain experince?

lee-usmle 12-25-2010 10:54 AM

Clarification
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saeyed (Post 22927)
thanks for the reply...but what is usce and where to get surgical experience..arnt we the fresh graduates...doing electives in your medical school in cardiology helpful for this cause? what are the other ways to gain experience?

USCE = United States Clinical Experience. To know more about this please visit our USCE Forum.


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